Now in 2021, most business owners know the benefit of having business class emails with a custom domain. In a 2016 survey, 75% of consumers believe that having a domain-based email is a key factor in trusting a business. Nearly 25% said they would be reluctant to provide information to a business with a generic email address, such as @gmail or @hotmail.
There are plenty of perks to having a professional business class email. For one thing, it allows you to build a consistent image for your whole team. It also offers you the opportunity to build and strengthen your brand every time you interact with a customer via email. This is great for building brand recognition and awareness in your client base.
All that being said, choosing to commit to a business class email is only the first step! Now that you’ve made up your mind, how do you decide which email provider to go with? In this blog post, we’ve narrowed down the best email hosting services to the top three choices.
Our Recommendation for Business Class Emails: Office 365
Microsoft Office has been an integral part of business life since its initial release date in 1990. The most prevalent collection of office-related applications in the world, its many applications are said to run on over one billion devices. That’s what makes Office 365 the email hosting provider of our choice.
If your employees rely on Microsoft Office apps such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for their work, the Office 365 Business Standard plan is the best option for you. In addition to the standard Office apps, Office 365’s Business Standard plan also gives your employees to access to other powerful tools, including Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint.
If you’re looking for email hosting alone, Office 365 also provides that service as a standalone subscription. This can be useful if you are using different office applications such as Google Docs or if you have already bought standalone versions of the programs.
Office 365’s Business Standard plan is available from $16/month per user. If you’re looking for only the email hosting, the Business Basic plan starts at a very affordable $6.40/month per user. However, you will only have access to web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
At Nuvex Solutions, we provide business-class emails using Office 365 because of its easy accessibility. Its original Microsoft Office tools are also available online, allowing you to work on the go with the same power that Google Docs just doesn’t provide. Although its cost is comparable to G Suite, Office 365 just offers better quality for your business.
A popular email hosting service from one of the biggest providers, Google. G Suite is a great alternative to Office 365’s powerful tools.
G Suite combines email hosting with Google’s own communication, office, and collaboration apps. It integrates well with a plethora of Google tools, such as Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Meets, and more. With G Suite’s Business Starter plan, each user gets 30GB of cloud storage. This jumps up to 2TB with the Business Standard plan and 5TB with Business Plus.
For many employees, the Gmail inbox interface will feel familiar. That makes it easy to use for most users. However, Office 365’s Outlook still has better powerful features, such as Focused Inboxes. This lets you see and respond to the most important emails first. Outlook also has its contacts and calendar functions integrated right into the service. G Suite, on the other hand, relies on separate Google Contacts and Calendar apps that can be less efficient.
G Suite’s Business Starter plan is available from $7.80/month per user. The Business Standard plan starts at $15.60/month per user.
A lesser-known option, we’ve chosen Zoho Workplace because it does a good job at a low price. While it doesn’t have as many features as either Office 365 or G Suite, it’s a great email service with collaboration tools for when you’re on a tight budget.
That being said, Zoho Mail’s take on emails is an unconventional. The inbox functions as a traditional inbox would, but there is an additional option. This additional option lets you share an email from a client to your team so that they can collaborate on it. While this can be confusing to people who are more used to conventional inboxes, it can also be exciting. It’s up to you to be the judge of that! Find out more about Zoho Workplace on their website.
Zoho Workplace’s standard plan starts at just $3.79/month per user. It also has a professional plan available at $7.59/month per user and an even-cheaper mail-only plan at $1.26/month per user. All prices are approximate only as they are based on USD and converted to CAD as of this blog’s posting.
Whatever your choice, a business class email is not to be taken lightly. Unsure about how to set one up for yourself? Nuvex Solutions can help! We know how important having a branded email is to your business and we’re happy to help you create and maintain your professional business emails. Learn more about our business class email service today!
At Nuvex Solutons, we don’t just take pride in helping small businesses stand out. We’re also passionate about helping your business run more efficiently. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing quick, accessible, and down-to-earth service to all our clients. Send us a message today or talk to us and find out what makes Nuvex different!